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Home Inspectors Are NOT Created Equal

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Experience

Your home will get inspected by the owner, NOT an amateur, apprentice, or employee. This is someone who has personally uncovered tens-of-thousands of defects in 15,000+ Kansas City area homes since 2003.

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Service

When you schedule your home inspection, you will speak to the owner. This means fast, friendly, honest, and direct answers straight from the source. He’ll also do his best to schedule your home inspection when it works best for you.

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Dedication

Our MaxInspect™ process inspects your home right the first time while your home inspection report will not only be easy-to-read and filled with photos, it answers 10 key questions every report must ask and will be ready to read later that day.

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Follow-Up

You’ll get a quick phone call a couple of days after your home inspection to make sure you received your home inspection report as promised, answer any new questions you might have, and ensure you are thrilled with the service you received.

Here’s How It Works

# 1 - choose

Choose

Choose one of our home inspection packages below. Click the button and the next page will explain the details, show you what’s included, and let you choose the services that best fit your needs.

#2 - schedule

Schedule

Contact us to schedule your home inspection. If you’re up against a deadline, the sooner you let us know, the better. This gives us a better chance of getting it done on the day and time that works best for you.

#3 - inspect

Inspect

Try to attend. A home inspection uncovers alot of information and we’ll discuss the major areas when it’s over. Then we’ll answer your questions and deliver your inspection report later that same day.

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Kansas City’s Best Home Inspectors

Call Us for an exhaustive home inspection performed BY THE OWNER who is a Certified Master Inspector® and has personally uncovered tens-of-thousands of defects in 14,000+ homes of all ages, sizes, conditions, and areas around Kansas City since 2003.

“Truth is, you don’t NEED the best home inspectors when a house is in great shape. You can call anyone for that. But when things go wrong, doubt creeps in, and the prospect of losing the home is real, you’ll wish you had someone who stays calm, understands the issues, knows your options, and can help you see the big picture so you can plan your next move – and that ONLY comes with experience.”

From our 100% inspection to our easy-to-understand same-day report.

Or from our wrap-up to our follow-up, we’ve designed home inspection services that help you breeze through the home inspection period like you own the place.

First, we check for defects using our 2000-item house inspection checklist that inspects 100% of the items we can see, touch, and test.  We also answer the 10 key questions all home inspectors should ask if you want to understand the full impact each issue has on the home.

Then at the end of your home inspection, we’ll use plain language to discuss the 5 major areas of the home. 

This is when we answer your questions, address concerns, establish timelines, help you predict outcomes, work out next steps, even help you map out a strategy, so you not only understand what you’re buying, but you leave with a plan about what to do next.

And later that day you’ll get an easy-to-use home inspection report full of enhanced digital photos that let you see the issues with your own eyes.

Smooth like butta🧈.

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So, if you’re just shopping for prices because you’ve been misled into believing that all house inspections are the same, trust me when I say…

Home Inspectors Are NOT Created Equal.

In fact, this next piece of wisdom will no doubt save you from one of the most expensive mistakes you can make when buying a home:

Do NOT use cheap a home inspector.

Not only will cheap home inspectors confuse you into thinking a small problem is a big problem, but they’ll be also the one who scares you away from a perfectly good home that might be great with just a little bit of work.

And because the odds of poor or inexperienced home inspectors overlooking or misunderstanding a major defect (and minor ones) are inherently high.


And because THAT’S where you find the low prices.

This is how cheap home inspectors end up COSTING you time, stress, frustration, disappointment, and money.

In fact, 60% of NEW home inspectors quit within 12 months, and 80% of ALL home inspectors do amateur work.  Harsh, but true.

So, any savings you get upfront might end up costing YOU thousands down the road.

That’s a big gamble on a 5, 6, or 7-figure investment.

But the other 20% have the chops to do it right the first time.

We see what others can’t, find what the others miss, and understand things they don’t.

It’s the kind of service that ONLY comes with years of experience and dedication from one of the best home inspection companies around.

And we’ve been working our tails off since 2003 to get better every year:

We DON’T have part-time jobs

We DON’T do it on the side

And we DON’T take it lightly

This is how we can steer you away from a money pit just as easily as we can help you win a major price drop

You will NOT find a more honest, trustworthy, and unselfish home inspection company anywhere.

Especially when most other home inspectors spend their time dazed and confused.

So, if you take your home seriously and want to work with the best home inspectors who know exactly how to find – and explain – the issues that matter MOST, contact us now.

Because the moral of the story? You get what you pay for.

Meet Steve – Your Home Inspector

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Steve Rodriguez, CMI®

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Award-Winning local Certified Master Inspector® Steve Rodriguez explains the Bulldog difference:

“There’s more to a home inspection than just checking for problems. It’s also about communicating those problems in a way YOU understand.

And not just today. Your home inspection report should be easy to understand for years to come.”

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5 Things To Know Before Your Home Inspection

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A professional home inspection is not always the most straightforward part of the home buying process.

So, it’s pretty common for a little mystery and confusion to creep in as you’re shopping around.

This can bring up questions like…

  • Why Are the prices so different?
  • Can I be there?
  • What happens if something gets missed?

Let’s clear the smoke.

#1 Home Inspectors Cannot See Through Walls

#1 - Home inspectors cannot see through walls

You might have hopes for x-ray vision to help me see inside walls, under floors, above ceilings, and behind storage items.

I’d want me to have that, too, if I were you.

Because it’s the things we can’t see that scare us.

In fact, if I could choose a superpower, X-ray vision would be my second choice.

Talk about cornering the market.  No other home inspector would stand a chance (even with an IR camera).

Unfortunately, it’s not possible.

Fortunately, our 15,000+ inspections go us to where we can spot inconsistencies and hidden issues like an eagle spots a field mouse. 

Plus, all of our home inspections are guaranteed.

#2 Good Home Inspections Are Not Cheap

#2 - A good home inspector is not cheap

Because home inspections are NOT created equal.

Since 2003, I’ve personally inspected over 14,000 homes. I’ve also spent that time improving my home inspection service to avoid the same mistakes other home inspectors make.

That’s why we’re better this year than we were last year.

Or the year before. Or the year before that.

But we’re NOT JUST experienced or obsessed with improvement.

#1 – WE’RE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HOME INSPECTION COMPANIES

Not for the sake of being different. Think ‘better’.

For example, most home inspection companies check around 400 items.

Our MaxInspect™ System, not only helps us check 100% of the items we can see, touch, and access (about 2000 in the average home), we’ve also created a process that uses gravity to help us track structural cracks and water damage to their source so we can understand the full impact these issues have on the home.

But we do more. We also know WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW to find Mystery Glitches™. These are the annoying electrical mishaps you usually find AFTER you move in that happen when someone somewhere wasn’t paying attention and did it wrong.

And we can’t forget about all the invisible missing items throughout a home that should be there but aren’t. Don’t worry, we’ll find them.

These details give you maximum clarity, maximum leverage, and maximum confidence during negotiations and after you move in.

#2 – WE BREAK IT DOWN LIKE MY MOM IS LISTENING (LOVE YOU, MOM!)

I’m talking about a 69-year old San Francisco hippie who saw the Rolling Stones play at the Altamont Speedway in 1969.

That’s why we developed the 10Key™ Comment Method for explaining defects. These are the same questions we ask ourselves and the same questions EVERY report MUST answer if you REALLY want to understand what’s happening to your home.

But we aren’t just detailed, we also explain our findings and write our reports on a 5th-grade level. Not because we don’t think you’ll understand. It’s because things are easier when they’re simple.

You get the information you need – when you need it – quickly and simply and delivered the same day.

Very few home inspectors have the experience or skill to do this.

And no one else does because it’s not taught. That’s why most people THINK home inspectors are all the same. And MOST are.

But that’s not how Bulldog does it. We imagined better and knew we could do better, so we did.

No matter who sees your report or when – it will be just as clear in 10 years as it is today.

#3 – OUR SERVICE

Alot of home buying homework happens at night so we’ll always respond to your emails and messages AFTER normal working hours.

We’ll also give you a quick follow-up call after your home inspection to make sure you got the report without any problem, answer any last-minute questions, and make sure you’re happy with our service.

#3 Home Inspectors Are Not Psychic

#3 - Home inspectors are not psychic

Unfortunately, I can’t predict the future.

And as much as I want to, it’s not possible (this superpower would be my first choice).

I’ll never be able to tell you if something will break, leak, or crack in the next hour let alone the next week, month, or year.

I wish I could, but I can’t.  No one can.

I can only see what’s happening now and use the past to anticipate future problems.

That’s why it’s imperative for all the utilities to be on in a vacant home BEFORE your home inspection.

Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom.

Because we have tons of experience and take your home inspection very seriously.

So, if something pops up or falls through the cracks, we’ll work together to find a solution.

#4 Even The Best Home Inspector Is Not Perfect

#4 - Even the best home inspector is not perfect

This shouldn’t be a surprise.

Shoot, professional baseball players make millions and only get it right 25% of the time. 

Sometimes I run late and sometimes things get overlooked, information gets misunderstood, and people get upset.

But I’m proud to report I’ve paid my dues many times over:

In fact,

Q: What do you get when you cross a new home inspector with a garage door opener and a 12-pack of soda?”

A:  Red faced, a big sticky mess, and broken garage door opener.(4)

And those are the types of mistakes you’ve gotta survive to become great at something.

But I do not take them lightly.

So, if something is my fault, I’ll take responsibility and work toward a fair solution. 

Avoid home inspectors who sounds too good to be true or don’t embrace mistakes because you don’t want to be on the receiving end when it happens.

#5 Please Let Us Know If There’s A Problem

#5 - If there's a problem, please let us know first

There’s NOTHING worse than learning about a problem through a bad review – or another person.

Because it doesn’t give us a chance to make it right.

You see, NO MATTER how experienced the home inspector, how thorough the home inspection, how careful they are, or how clear they explain things, something will EVENTUALLY go wrong.

There are just too many distractions, limitations, obstructions, and other variables during a three-hour home inspection that keep it from going perfectly EVERY time.

So, if something goes wrong after your home inspection, don’t forget that your home inspector is only human and did the best they could while they were there.

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This no-nonsense field guide is based on our Major-Items Inspection and will help you decide BEFORE your home inspection if the home has good bones or is just a money pit in disguise.

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Save time and hundreds (sometimes thousands) in wasted home inspection fees.

By finding out for yourself if there are major issues hiding in plain sight BEFORE the home inspection.

Find out for yourself if there are major issues hiding in plain sight BEFORE the home inspection.

Find Out Why This Customer Chose Bulldog

Tyler was a no-nonsense first-time homebuyer who interviewed other home inspectors before choosing us.

When it was over, we only asked him to answer 3 questions:

1. What dId you think about our service?
2. Which services did you order?
3. Would you recommend us to others?

This is what he said…

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Frequently Asked Questions

The average full 2000-item full home inspection takes 2.5-3 hours.

A major-items home inspection takes about an hour.

Your home inspection report will always be ready the same day and gets delivered after payment is made.

The answer depends on what you want and need.

Full MaxInspect™ 2000-item inspection: This is for anyone who wants to know all the details of all items in and around the home.  This is what most people think of when they picture a home inspection.

5-point major-items home inspection: This is for anyone who is ONLY interested in the bones.  It overlooks basic areas and focuses exclusively on:

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We accept:

  1. Visa
  2. Mastercard
  3. Check
  4. Money order
  5. Cash

Yes, of course.

A successful home inspection depends on your level of understanding not will not only increase your level of understanding, it will reduce help you make better decisions later.

Yes. I encourage you to do whatever makes you feel comfortable.

But keep in mind that distractions (including loud nearby conversations) will interfere with concentration and thus diminish the quality of the very service you’re investing in me to provide.

Yes.

  1. Bring your questions.
  2. Send your home inspector any key information or special requests BEFORE your home inspection.
  3. Know your budget and expectations for the home.
  4. Keep your emotions in check. It’s still too soon to be attached.
  5. Try to attend.  There’s nothing better than hearing and seeing the outcome firsthand.
  6. Hold your questions until the end and don’t distract your home inspector while he’s working. You’re free to follow and observe, but questions and loud conversations within earshot are distracting.

All your questions will get answered when it’s over.

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